Women in Numbers in the US & the World.
Children & family
- Ratio of boys to girls (world 105:100, China 120:100, India 109:100).
- 54% men who would want a boy if they only had one child (USA).
- 26% men who have no preference for the gender of their one child (USA).
- 19% men who would want a girl if they only had one child (USA).
- Average number of children for a mother (1960 - 5, 2008 - 2.5) (USA).
- Average age, first-time mom (1970 - 21, 2008 - 25) (USA).
These stats have not changed since 1941
- 2024 - the year when the average woman may outearn the average man (USA).
- Salary increase from 1970 to 2007 (men - 6%, women - 44%) (USA).
- For every dollar a man earns a woman gets $0.63 in Wyoming, $0.84 in Vermont.
- 83% - consumer purchases made by women (USA).
- 51% - personal wealth held by women (USA).
Education & employment
- 56% - undergraduates who are women (USA).
- 51.4% - managers who are women (USA).
- 8.0% - unemployment rate for women (USA).
- 8.8% - unemployment rate for women (USA).
- Thailand - Yingluck Shinawatra.
- Trinidad and Tobago - Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
- Perú - Rosario Fernandez.
- Slovakia - Iveta Radicov.
- Switzerland - Micheline Calmy-Rey.
- Kyrgyzstan - Rosa Otunbayeva.
- Liberia - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
- Lithuania - Dalia Grybauskaite.
- India - Pratibha Patil.
- Ireland - Mary McAleese.
- Kosovo - Atifete Jahjaga.
- Finland - Tarja Halonen.
- Germany - Angela Merkel.
- Iceland - Johanna Sigurdardottir.
- Brazil - Dilma Rousseff.
- Costa Rica - Laura Chinchilla.
- Croatia - Jadranka Kosor.
- Argentina - Cristina Fernández De Kirchner.
- Australia - Julia Gillard.
- Bangladesh - Sheikh Hasina Wajed.
- 45% - Swedish government officials who are woman.
- 33 - countries that have had a female president.
- 20 - female world leaders currently in power.
- 1996 - total countries in the world.
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